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5 Lessons From Ricki Lake’s Weight-Loss Success Story

By Leah OrnsteinRadar Style & Beauty Editor

Following in the Dancing with the Stars weight loss footsteps of Kirstie Alley and Kelly Osbourne, Ricki Lake dramatically dropped several dress sizes and lost a whopping 20 pounds after appearing on the popular show.

Lake, who is getting ready to wed Christian Evans, reportedly credits her weight loss success to eating 1400 calories a day, getting 8 hours of sleep per night, and hours of dance training daily.

Jené Luciani of SHAPE magazine spoke to several celebrity trainers and compiled a list of the top 5 lessons we can learn from Ricki’s amazing body transformation – and RadarOnline.com has a sneak peek for you.

1. Weight Loss is a Journey, Not a Destination: According to Jolene Matthews, celebrity trainer for the casts of Jerseylicious and the New Jersey Housewives, “[Weight loss] is an ongoing process. Day in and day out, through making the right food choices, challenging your body with a variety of workouts, and not getting complacent, you’ll keep the weight off.”

1. Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day: “Changing your body shape doesn’t happen from just hitting the gym a couple days a week,” Matthews says. “Lake realizes that her new figure primarily comes from intense daily dance rehearsals that lasted several hours.”

To read more, visit SHAPE.com by clicking here.